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I have a HP dv6500 laptop and when i turm it on it shuts off and turns back on every 3 seconds.Just before that happend my DVD/CD rom wouldnt read a week earlier. I can keep it on when I push my B button but nothing comes up. Any ideas?

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Is the fan dirty/dusty is there sufficent air flow? Try a Cold-Restart, unplug AC cord, remove battery, hold down on/off button for 10 seconda, replace battery, plug into AC outlet, start normally. if that fails Try a system restore/recovery. That's a start. It sounds like a hardware issue, the shut off issue. The DVD/CD sounds like a driver issue. Thouroghly clean the fans, get more air flow, use a laptop cooler if necessary, Restore/recoery if necessary.

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memphisrains -

Sounds as though you may need to reinstall the driver for the laptop's cdrom drive. The easiest way I've found to do this is to download it directly from the manufacturer's web site; In your case, look here:

Download the file to your desktop (file name is sp30367.exe), and run the installation to reinstall & update the DVD/CD-ROM drivers.

Hope this helps!

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SOURCE: Power light shuts off after only 3 seconds

First remove power from the computer before attempting to remove any internal device.Remove the battery the memory and the power supply.Press the power button and hold for twenty seconds.Once done replace the removed items and try again.If no go try removing the memory only if your computer beeps then you have bad memory,try one stick at a time.Failing this *********** board is bad.
Good Luck

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SOURCE: HP laptop dvd player can read DVD but not CD

The lens is causing the problem. Simplifying a bit, on a DVD unit, the same lens must "focus" on a laser beam reflected by the disk. CD and DVD reflect laser beams on different frequencies.
A scratched or dirty lens may be able to read DVD and not CDs.

Try first cleaning the lens with a CD cleaner product. you can also try cleaning the lens with isopropyl alcohol and cotton stub, be aware that there is risk to make situation worse using this technique. If you put too much force on lens , the optical drive may not work at all afterward.

If that does not work, rather than replacing the lens, on a laptop you replace the optical drive alltoghether.

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SOURCE: HP DV6500 Won't turn on.

motherboard is on the way out.. get anoher laptop as it is probably more cost effective than trying to have a new board fitted!

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SOURCE: Hp laptop turns on for 3 seconds then shuts off

you have problem with your bettery

try to remove bettery from your laptop then conect direct with charger then try to on

hope fully problem with bettery only

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